Alaska Garden Pea - Packet

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$2.50
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SKU
DL013865
One of the earliest pea varieties you can grow, Alaska garden peas are heavy yielders and cooperative growers. Great in cool climates with shorter summers. Stake the vines for support in your garden or containers. Each pod produces 5-8 perfectly sized peas that are mildly sweet in flavor and very crisp. 55-70 days.
Plant Information
Introduced in 1880 by Thomas Laxton of Bedford, England, Alaska garden peas were discovered to be one of the quickest to grow so were named after the steamship that held the transatlantic speed record at the time. They're a semi-dwarf variety, producing plants that reach about 2-3 feet in height. And although shorter than some, they aren't self-supporting and should be staked in your garden or container. Plant your seeds in early spring as soon as the soil can be worked, and continue planting every 2-3 weeks to enjoy successive crops all summer and even into fall. In as little as 55 days, the hardy vines will be laden with rich green pods about 3-4 inches in length, each one embracing 5-8 of the most perfectly round, smooth and crisp green peas you've ever seen or tasted. Considered one of the classic shelling varieties, Alaska garden peas are ready to be picked when you can see that the peas have enlarged inside the pods and the pods are still a bright green. Hold the vines while harvesting to avoid tearing them. Pop the pods open at the seam and scoop the peas out with your thumb. Very crisp in texture and mildly sweet in flavor, Alaska garden peas are perfect fresh, frozen, canned, or cooked and an ideal choice for pea soup.
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SKU
DL013865
Ships To Canada
Yes
Ships As
Seed
Seed Life Cycle
Annuals
Row Spacing
12-24 inches
Seed Spacing
1-3 inches
Planting Depth
1 inch
Item Package Size
Packet
Space After Thinning
Not required
Days To Maturity
55-70
Days To Germinate
7-14 days
Botanical Name
Pisum sativum
Advantages
Good for Containers
Additional Information
Introduced in 1898
How To Grow
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